We have always endeavored to treat our clients as friends, but when our friends become our clients its the best of both worlds. Hearing the ooh’s and ah’s as the bride steps out from a back bedroom after donning her dress for the first time since the fitting, or seeing a groom, overcome with emotion, tears streaming down his face as he reads a heartfelt note from his future wife. The fact that we get to be there when there are hundreds of other way more qualified people ahead of us is something we see as a great honor.
That being said, when we were approached by Kelsey and Andrew to film and photograph their wedding after taking their Save the Date photos we were ecstatic. Having that all-access pass at a wedding is a special thing, but to have that at a friend’s wedding is a truly unique privilege. Most people would much rather attend their friend’s weddings rather than work at them, but we prefer the latter. We were there when Kelsey’s dad finally let her get a tattoo after years of begging. It was a temporary one, but it’s the thought that counts. We also got to witness Andrew’s face, when he saw Kelsey for the first time and immediately swept her up in his arms and kissed her. We felt the emotion when Andrew prayed for his new family shortly after being married.
Their marriage was one that hit close to home for us, not just because the venue is in the same town as our studio, but when our friends get married, it makes our job all the sweeter.